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. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his ca
are down to the wire on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a ro
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
in compensation, and discounts on future cruises. >>> playing politics. president obama calls out republicans after a vote is delayed on the confirmation of former senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. yesterday the senate blocked the vote which now will take place february 26th. instead, question the deadly raid on libya. joining us now to see where we are is a staff writer at roll call. good to see you again. where are we right now? >> as you're saying, we're kind of in a delay. the indication is from senate republicans that in fact, senator hagel, former senator hagel will have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and to limit debate after the presidents day recess, which the senate is gone off on for a week. looks like we're basically in a delay that does not have a particular cause. there are questions that they still want answered on the republican side about a couple of different issues about financial disclosures and about benghazi. there were more questions there. but ultimately at the end of the day it looks like senator hagel will be confirmed and will
railings people have been camping out on the deck to get out away from the smell. president obama was in atlanta today. part of his road trip - to push his initiatives for his second term. he says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds. he visited a childhood education center and joked that he had to be home at the white house tonight -- in time for a valentine's day date with his wife. tomorrow the president will be traveling again -- this time in his hometown of chicago. the president is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people c
.org. >>> we have another big story developing this morning. chuck hagel, president obama's pick to run the pentagon, will be in limbo a little while longer. attempts to break a republican fiphillfilibuster failed in the. hagel's confirmation will have to wait until after congress returns from a ten-day recess. democrats accuse gop senators of putting politics before national security. dana bash on the setback for the obama administration. >> on this vote, the yea are 58, nays 40. the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: chuck hagel fell short of the 60 votes needed to be defense secretary. >> not a secretary in the history of defense has been filibustered. never ever. >> reporter: some say hagual e hagel -- >> we have a responsibility to consider the nominee. a number of the republican senators have questions. >> reporter: but democrats see it another way. that republicans are dragging their feet on hagel in order to look for more information to bring him down. let's not hide behind a filibuster. let's have the courage, vote yes or vote no. don't hide behind parliamentary tricks. >> r
bay rights. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try and push the agenda he but ford in tuesday's state of the union address. today is making is taking his plans to expand preschool programs. the president is travel to georgia to pitch his plan. the plans to increase and preserve our options for prekindergarten children comes as president obama scene is went as well happen if leaders do not bart $85 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will and that domestic programs and national security. >> this morning we are hearing from a man whose family owns the camp at where christopher daughter's body is believed to have been found. kyle martin's family have the cabinet since 2004. they rented it out often for their family business. for nearly a week, i'll have been watching the man not play out on tv. what does that started tuesday, kyle's sister text it him to tell him swat teams were at their road at their cabin. what did you think when you saw your cabin, your cabin burning on live tv? >> it's kind of funny because we first heard it, i was in the car list
:00 this afternoon. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try to push you gently put forward in tuesday said of the union address today he is talking his plans to expand preschool programs. >> the president is traveling to georgia to pitch his plan. the push to increase and preserve options for free kindergarten children comes as president obamas team is warning congress will have a clear to not avert a $5 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will impact domestic programs and national security. >> if today we are expected to hear from the national rifle association, a director responded to president obama said of the union address. >> obamas was called to vote on tougher gun laws. >> if the nra's speech comes one day after iits executive vice president road and opened ed called stand and fight on the conservative news web site, the city caller--the daily call her. in it, he should rally cry for gun owners, saying the americans are getting ready to protect themselves. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was n
caused the outage in the first place. president obama will discuss his "state of the union" address and people who have been selected will take part in the chat. ago is taking questions for the president through the white house youtube channel. >> chris christie has wrapped up a two day fundraising tour of san francisco with a visit to silicon valley. demonstrators surrounded the event hosted the scene palo alto home of mark zuckerberg speaking out against his cuts to women's health services. guests paid $3,800 each to get to the fundraiser and goes to christie's re-election race. zuckerberg and christie's connection go back several years and zuckerberg donated $100 million to newark public schools in 2010789. >> pets are getting more than hugs and kisses on valentine's day. >> they are being pampered. here is jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, more improvement in the housing market with foreclosures dropping 7 percent in january and down 28 percent from a year ago. partly because of new laws protecting california homeowners but the reverse in florida wit
. >> president obama will visit hyde park academy tomorrow to amplify proposals to combat gun violence and help the middle class. today the president was in georgia to promote early childhood education. visited a prek class and spoke about plans for universal pre-school. proposed an early head start child care program. >> republicans have temporarily delayed a vote on president obama's defense secretary nominee. some of the gop colleagues are demanding more information on issues including the attack on the u.s. consulate. hagel a former senator, his nomination was approved by the services committee on a straight party line vote. >>> the vatican says pope benedict xvi hit his head last year. but officials say it did not play a relevant role in his decision to resign. no one knew about the incident. the pope announced monday he is resigning at the end of the month. he is the first pope to step down in more than 600 years. >> a superde history last year in london is now a suspect in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. oscar was the first double amputee to compete in the olympic games. his
. lucie, traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. president obama heads home later today after a weekend of golf, including a game with tiger woods on sunday. the debate over immigration reform back in washington is escalating. new white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough on "meet the press" after a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal, creating a new visa, allowing illegal immigrants to become legal residents within eight years. mcdonough says the president has not proposed a bill yet and is hoping congress will act first. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill which, by the way, we're aggressively supporting. if those do not work out, we'll have an option that we'll be ready to put out there. >> reporter: republicans slammed the report, including a key player in the bipartisan talks, marco rubio saying if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> repo
. president obama on the road to push his agenda. he'll be in georgia later today. kind of a shame he's not in d.c. pushing congress to come up with a budget deal. >> he is taking to the road for the next few days in basically what i would call campaign mode. he seems to always stay in a campaign mode where he treats people of the other party as the enemy and not as partners. if he really wanted to get things done and govern, he would come here and work with us instead of campaigning all around the country. >> yes, if there's no budget deal by march 1st, massive cuts to defense, medicare and more. question, should the president skip the road trip and take a trip to capitol hill? will? >> yes. it's a little special, right, isn't it just a little special that the president, not only agreed to this but proposed this idea back in the budget control act of 2011. the idea of sequestration. it was supposed to be a painful idea for republicans they would never let it happen and then just what two months ago the president got the tax increases he thought would avert some of this and republican
africa for the latest on the case in a few. >>> president obama is calling on congress to pass laws to reduce gun violence. during an appearance at a chicago high school, the president said 65 out of 443 victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damag
to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there receiving the highest honor? >> very emo
this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough, uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are these sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. so, universal background checks, dan, the most likely to see some action here in washington. >> on another note, we're hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it's a done deal that hillary clinton is going to run for president. any truth to this at all? >> reporter: we are looking for any
refineries in the u-s. environmentalists want president obama to reject permits to build the pipeline. they say the oil is heavy with carbon blamed for climate change. there will also be a gathering in san francisco, in solidarity with the rally in washington d.c. that's at one market street, and it begins at one o'clock this afternoon. >> in russia, a small army of workers are repairing thousands of windows that shattered from an exploding meteor's shockwave. that explosion happened friday in the ural mountains. it was equivalent to several atomic bombs and caused about 33 million dollars in damage. 12-hundred people were injured. crews are working in the cold weather to cover windows and gather clothes and food. and coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll talk to an astronomer from the chabot space and science center for two others that happened all >> the white house has drafted a new bill on immigration reform. a live look out decided this is san francisco. little did shaking out to be another nice day. will we back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning wi
filibuster. unprecedented for defense nominee. president obama says they are putting politics ahead of national security. >> i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> mean tooil, the president returns home to chicago today for the last in a series of campaign style events. this week they are focused for plans on the economy and education that he outlined in the state of the union address. gun violence also on the agenda when the president speaks to a chicago high school. dan lothian live at the white house with a preview. homecoming of sorts, dan. >> the president will be speaking at hyde park academy, and as you pointed out, the main focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the pre
here is, though, a lot of small business owners are saying we have to implement obama care, the president's health care plan. we are trying to help low income workers that way. we don't have enough demand. this is going to hurt small business. i want you to listen to one owner we tauklked to yesterday. >> of course it's horrible the way it's going to affect everybody. i'm going to have to lay people off out of my own company. i'm sure every local business owner is probably going to have to do the same thing also. >> i'm not going to be able to have employees. >> everybody wants to make more money, but at the same time the small businesses are suffering. >> you can see small business owners were very upset about this. the business community in general saying this is a bad idea. we have 100 years of economic studies and no real clear indication that this is something that grows the economy. it's just the right thing to do, look at us with the rest of the world. i predict a big fight over the minimum wage coming up. >> i predict you are correct. thank you, christine. >>> you w
, thanks. >>> we're going to turn to washington now, where president obama's nominee for defense secretary has another bump. key senate republicans are holding up the confirmation vote for their former colleague, chuck hagel. can this delay derail the nomination? let's bring in jon karl. he made it through the armed services committee. why the holdup now? >> reporter: republicans are demanding more information about his background. they have a long letter, detailing questions about the work he did after he left the senate. and they will not allow an up-or-down vote. other senators want information on the attack in benghazi. but the bottom line is, democrats will try to force a vote as early as today, maybe tomorrow. but they will need 60 votes to get him confirmed, at least now. and right now, a top senate democrat told me they don't think they have the votes. >> they don't have the votes, even if there's 65 senate democrats and republicans said they won't filibuster this nomination. >> reporter: they're not filibustering. but they want more information before they allow that up-or-down v
chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly a
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